Volkswagen has an ambitious plan regarding its pickup truck. According to the newest reports, the German automaker will build the next-gen Amarok in collaboration with Ford. This means not only a far better platform for the workhorse but also availability in North America. The redesigned model should be done by the end of 2021, meaning it will reach showroom worldwide in early 2022.
The 2022 VW Amarok will reportedly use Ford’s updated T6 platform. The architecture currently supports the Ranger, so we know it’s a far better option from today’s bones of the Amarok. The body-on-frame will not only increase rigidity and ride quality of the mid-size pickup truck but will make the next-generation Amarok larger.
Although seems logical to see Blue Oval’s EcoBoost engines under the hood of the 2022 VW Amarok, this is not going to happen at all. Instead, the mid-size pickup truck will use a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable to produce 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque at the moment. The engine will most probably be supported by a 48-volt mild hybrid system that’s going to debut with the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf. The electric aid will improve fuel economy and cut back on CO2 emissions, but power will not grow thanks to the system. The redesigned pickup truck will not stay limited to just one engine of course, yet we have no information what else is going to be offered under the hood of the new-gen Volkswagen Amarok.
The 2022 Volkswagen Amarok will receive a revolutionary redesign. The model will most probably mirror the awesome Atlas Tanoak concept. Since the concept looks really attractive, it will definitely have a positive influence on the truck’s exterior design. Today’s model lacks some basics safety kit such as head-protecting side curtain airbags and autonomous emergency braking, but the features will be standard for the new-gen model without any doubt. In addition, the pickup will get some special suspension tuning which should deliver better riding quality.